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Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try

You may have heard of placentophagia (or eating the placenta) thanks to celebrities like Tom Cruise, who in 2006 reportedly planned to consume his partner Katie Holmes' placenta, and more recently, January Jones, who told People that she took vitamins and placenta capsules after giving birth to give her energy.  What’s the reason for this trend and why on earth would any » Read more

The 411 on Doulas, Midwives, Home Births and Birth Centers from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

In the last decade, more and more women in the United States are beginning to take charge of their births. » Read more

Birthing Alone: Single Moms Can Have a Great Birth Too!

If you are preparing to become a mother, you are about to learn how incredibly strong you really are. You will endure all of the physical demands of labor, delivery, and recovery; and you will have a love for your child that is more powerful than you could ever imagine. Of course most women would prefer to go through the birthing process with a partner at her side. » Read more

28 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Now that you have entered your third trimester, you may be spending more time thinking and preparing for your baby’s birth. You may have taken a childbirth class already and you probably have some ideas about what your baby’s birth will be like. If this is not your first baby, you may want to do things differently with this baby than you did with your first. » Read more

34 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Hello again. You are thirty-four weeks now. We have answered a lot of your questions about childbirth over the last few weeks but we haven’t really touched upon c-sections. According to the National Center for Health Statistic’s latest reports, approximately 31% of moms giving birth in the United States will have a cesarean. » Read more